A Sweet Victory: Nestle Releases Global Forest Protection Policy

A big "Thank You!" to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Nestlé campaign by e-mailing and calling the company or by spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning, Nestlé finally announced a break for the orang-utan — as well as Indonesian rainforests and peatlands — by committing to stop using products that come from rainforest destruction.

Read full story

 A Sweet Victory: Nestle Releases Global Forest Protection Policy

Forests Worldwide


Eight thousand years ago, large tracts of ancient forest covered almost half the Earth's land area. Today, only one-fifth of the original forests remain as large areas of ancient forest. The rest have been destroyed, degraded or fragmented by relentless human activity.

In the last 50 years, 20 percent of the world's ancient forests have been cleared. The primary causes of forest loss and degradation vary from region to region. They include agricultural expansion, mining, settlement, shifting agriculture, plantation establishment and infrastructural development.

World map of remaining intact forest landscapes



*This includes both damaged areas and intact forest areas smaller than 500 km2

The latest updates

 

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what’s wrong in India

Blog by Aaron Gray-Block | July 31, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests are the latest...

Trees can be endangered too and this one is in trouble

Blog by Danielle Van Oijen | July 16, 2014

When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion’s share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the Convention on...

Busted! Rainforest Destroyer and Its US Customers Exposed

Blog by Amy Moas | July 8, 2014

Customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL, which is part of the Royal Golden Eagle Group, as photographic evidence from Greenpeace shows continued destruction of rainforests and fire-prone...

Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

Blog by Amy Moas | June 30, 2014

The global palm oil industry is at a critical juncture. In 2012 we published a report that outlined how Africa is a new frontier for industrial palm oil production. This may bring much needed development to the continent, but it could also just...

Can Used Cell Phones Really Save the RainForest?

Blog by Amy Moas | June 25, 2014

Greenpeace is working hard every day to end deforestation worldwide. But we cannot do it alone. We are proud to stand with other organizations that are also doing great work in pioneering new ways to save our forests. Every year more than 150...

16 - 20 of 404 results.

Topics